can't change the primary uid on a RSA key

David Shaw
Tue Feb 25 03:05:02 2003

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On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:46:44PM -0500, Jason Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 07:52:06PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> > Note the error message you received.  User IDs with v3 self-signatures
> > (generally old PGP 2.x keys) cannot receive the primary uid flag.
> > That is a v4 feature and requires more modern keys.
> >=20
> > You can promote your old key to one with v4 self-signatures, but then
> > the key cannot be used in PGP 2.x any longer.
> This was signed with 0x49E1CBC9 (0xE2665C8749E1CBC9), but I _really_
> can't find that key (subkey, isn't it?).  Would you mind uploading it?

Wow, you're fast...

Yes, it's a subkey.  I'm trying to keep it off of the pksd network
until everyone upgrades to 0.9.6 or JHPatch2, so my key won't get
mangled.  In the meantime, I've put it at


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